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Best team moment: First Rangers game at Ibrox against Tottenham Hotspur (European Cop Winners Cup)

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07 Feb 2022 11:17:07
As I have been one of Lundstram's biggest detractors, I just wanted to say that I thought that yesterday he was excellent! The way he played was reminiscent of his early years at Sheffield United and his contribution was considerable. One of the best players on the park. Perhaps having GVB as his manager and Ryan jack alongside was just what he needed. A massive well done!


1.) 07 Feb 2022 11:38:07
Well said 👏.

2.) 07 Feb 2022 11:54:39
Totally agree.

Jack quite rightly got most of the praise, but thought Lundstram was awesome just as important.

Hopefully the start of new partnership.

3.) 07 Feb 2022 12:11:22
Good post. His fight and commitment was there yesterday for all to see.

4.) 07 Feb 2022 12:36:38
Yes lundstram had a good game 👍.

5.) 07 Feb 2022 13:03:34
Agree also I have not been a Lundstram fan but yesterday he was brilliant and played with fire in his belly. I hope he kicks on from that display as he is some unit when he plays like that. Well played John Lundstram.

6.) 07 Feb 2022 14:48:54
One poster thought we should drop Kent and playing lundstrum showed that Gio “hadn’t a clue”. Funny how things work out.



12 Jul 2020 11:45:30
I see Bristol City want Gerrard and if reports are to be believed, their billionaire owner is willing to bankroll him with £millions to gain them promotion to the Premier League. If this is true then will Gerrard be tempted. Three seasons at Bristol City, gain promotion and then go to Liverpool. It has to be a concern. Lansdown as quoted as saying that he will spend what it takes, reputedly, Bristol City has some promising young players. At Rangers he has to win the league this coming Season. What is everyone's view. For me, we have to hope that as he is a man of honour he will see out his contract but we must provide the funding to bring in players to give him a fighting chance of winning the league.


1.) 12 Jul 2020 12:02:00
Don't think Gerrard will want to leave with not proving himself here first.

2.) 12 Jul 2020 12:08:02
It wouldn't bother me if he went to be honest not been impressed by him so far.

3.) 12 Jul 2020 12:12:57
U never know with football. If he left we could always bring someone in better. Massive season for Rangers and for Gerrard. Either going to be a legend or go down as one of our worst ever managers. So far zero trophies won and about 20million lighter, need to win league this season coming or its a massive failure again.

4.) 12 Jul 2020 12:19:38
Dsger and who would u replace him with if he left.

5.) 12 Jul 2020 12:20:40
Paul not sure how 20 million lighter. He made us near 30 million from Europe.

6.) 12 Jul 2020 12:22:27
Win nothing this new season and he will be gone with the wrath of our supporters ringing in his ears.

A tainted 9 and a possible ten will be too much for me and many others to bear ("bear" not a pun) .

Let the board and us get behind him for his FINAL push.

7.) 12 Jul 2020 12:22:55
So the billionaire will spend what it takes . FFP might stop that if it is relevant in the championship.

8.) 12 Jul 2020 12:28:19
No chance he goes this season we cannot bed in another manager and his spending needs
Whatever you think of him he gets the club and the importance of this season
We played some great football last season highlights included braga, strangely cup final where we played them off park and got cheated with a blatant offside goal
Lowest for me defeats to hearts in the cup
I think he’d go without being pushed if we win nothing this season.

9.) 12 Jul 2020 12:35:53
Cant see Gerrard leaving for Bristol City. Gerrard will not want to be know as a failure at Rangers. He's determined to succeed here.

10.) 12 Jul 2020 12:37:47
John meaning he's spent 20mill in transfers and won us abosultely zero. We made about 15mill from europe the 1st year we made groups yet the club still was minus like 11million on the books. And the majority of his signings ( including loans) have been duds.

11.) 12 Jul 2020 12:53:07
Let Bristol pay millions for Gerrard then and we could replace him with John Terry maybe then our defenders will learn how to defend.

12.) 12 Jul 2020 13:04:56
There's absolutely NO chance steven gerrard will leave rangers, to become the new bristol city manager, no matter what billionaire owns them!
Gerrard is a winner and as determined as a manager as he was as a world class midfielder for liverpool! He's also a very loyal guy. He will only leave rangers for a certain few clubs and be realistic guys, it won't be for bristol city.
He knows how honoured/ privileged he is to be the glasgow rangers manager! I stick by what i've said all along, that steven gerrard will win the league as rangers manager.

13.) 12 Jul 2020 13:10:15
How is he a failure and not good enough? European last 16 and competing with a team in the east who have had more year on year as a budget and investment with an established team and squad already in place. Gerrard has started with a team struggling to beat Aberdeen to second to playing the Celtic off the park. Need I mention progres?

14.) 12 Jul 2020 13:42:14
Hes brought in Dafoe, Borna, Katic, Edmunson, Arfield, Aribo, Goldson, Davis, Kent, Mcgregor, Haji, Helander, Kamara, Jones, Stewart, Polster, Flanagan. None of these are what I would call duds. Most of the duds are gone or were put out on loan. Only Barker remains and I think that was Mark Allens. Before he came in we looked like this.

Tav Cardoso Bates Declan John
Goss Holt
Candias Nico Windass

Subs, Miller, Wallace, Alf, Jack, Alves, Russel Martin, Hodson, Penna, Rossiter, Herrera, Doddoo, Ohaloran, Forester, Dalcio, Dorrans, Halliday etc etc.

The only players (apart from some youngsters) to have survived to this point at Rangers from 2017/ 18 are Alf, Jack and Tav.

We are not there yet and he know is it but we are getting closer to what a Rangers team should look like. This is Gerrards season with nowhere to hide as 95% of the players are his own, he knows the club, the fans, the league, the clubs, the weather, the pitches, the refs, the media, so no Silverware this time round then a portion of our fans will be asking questions.

I would argue however that getting to where we are in Europe is more beneficial than winning the league cup for example. He has to be given credit for that.

15.) 12 Jul 2020 13:52:51
I think it would be too risky for Gerrard tbh. He has it so easy up here.

Most of our fans are totally besotted by him and he can do no wrong.

If he was to go down south and fail at championship level his managerial career would be over before it even started. He would be back managing the Liverpool reserves in no time.

16.) 12 Jul 2020 13:56:00
Any Rangers manager who does not win a trophy in 3 years won’t be there for a 4th regardless if it Gerrard or anyone else. The main ingredient we are missing is winning mentality and he has three players to find with this to give himself a chance.

I really hope he achieves it.

Great players are not always great managers. I blame the players in the last two seasons for their lack of ability to compete for the whole season but these players are now Gerard’s team so he will take the credit or the blame come May 2021.

17.) 12 Jul 2020 14:07:27

He has failed in his job so far I don’t care about Europe he has won a trophy in Scotland and that’s what matters especially the league.
So at the moment he has Failed but can change that this season.

18.) 12 Jul 2020 14:26:32
I personally believe that he will stay with us, principally because he is a man of honour however, if he doesn't win the league this coming Season the Club needs to stick with him. I believe that he has done a remarkable job given what he inherited and the little funding that he has had to date. While not all of his signings have been a success we are certainly in a better position than before he arrived and our run in Europe has been quite exceptional. I just hope that he is given the financial support and our DoF can bring in three quality first team players since I believe that is all we are short of winning the league in 2021, (assuming of course that the SPFL don't come up with another fiddle to give it to those creatures in the East End) .

19.) 12 Jul 2020 14:35:17
John i think beale would be my coach to replace him acording to the platers its him that's doing all the donky work SG isn't working he's won zilch fur us i'm no sure but is he no the least succesful coach in our history i might have that part wrong tho.

20.) 12 Jul 2020 14:52:51
Paul think where we would be without his Europe money.

21.) 12 Jul 2020 14:55:30
Dsger on that basis if Beale doing all the donkey work he has then failed.

22.) 12 Jul 2020 14:55:43
Good post tjbb.

23.) 12 Jul 2020 15:30:10
Compare the history. Glasgow Rangers v Bristol City. I rest my case.

24.) 12 Jul 2020 15:38:13
Tjbb i would say a few of them are duds yes. stewart barker most of his loans. grezda jones hasn't exactly shined either . he also never signed mcgregor or arfield they were already in door b4 he was manager. just. yeah john without europe money we would be in whole world of trouble . but facts are if he doesn't win league or anything this season he will go down as one of the worst ever. Praying not obviously. But unless we sign and 2 or 3 quality players that can slot into 1st 11 then we won't have enough to stip celtic.

25.) 12 Jul 2020 17:47:14
When the time comes for Gerard to leave I believe that Beale will go with him. For me, Rino Gatusso would be the man to replace him and there is every chance that this could happen.

26.) 12 Jul 2020 17:59:06
Berkshire agree re Beale.
Do u think we could afford Gatusso, depends on timing don’t write off Defoe.

27.) 12 Jul 2020 19:52:50
John 25, we have family friends in Carmunock. They knew Gatusso as his wife's parents lived beside them. His wife would like to return to Scotland and last time we spoke with them they said that Gatusso was serious that he wanted to return to Scotland and would love to come back to Rangers.

28.) 12 Jul 2020 21:57:14
I get that Berkshire but he’s on allegedly two million in Italy.

29.) 13 Jul 2020 09:35:11
Aye because Aston Villa with Terry in the background are rock solid at the back and ripping up the EPL this season!

30.) 13 Jul 2020 09:39:10
We all have and are perfectly entitled to our opinions on steven gerrard's reign so far, as rangers manager. But what i just can't understand guys, is some on here who don't think we've improved under gerrard, because in my eyes we have improved and improved a lot under gerrard and we're getting there, but i know we're ALL wanting it yesterday, if you like.

For any of our supporters who don't think we've improved a lot under gerrard, think to pedro caixinha and surely you must see massive improvement since then! The full club from top to bottom has been overhauled and all for the very best and our future, i believe looks very good! We've got very professional/ very good coaches all the way through our academy now.

This all takes time fellow bears and will be fruitful, given time which some of us just don't want to give. I know having been going to watch rangers everywhere, for nigh on 43 years now, that the expectations of our fantastic football institution,
was structured in ALWAYS winning things and 2nd place was as well as being last, for glasgow rangers football club! Having said that and looking at the devastation of our club and where we've been and how low we were, i do honestly think we have to be a wee bit more patient as we will get there and get there under steven gerrard! 👍👌

We will be the dominant club again under gerrard, i don't have any doubt about that. Its coming fellow bears, so let's get right behind gerrard and the management team and our players and put a hault to the ANTHILL MOB's dominance. We've proved under gerrard, we're more than a match for them👌! Consistency agsinst the smaller teams and dealing with the deep block of these teams and we're sorted and i wholeheartedly believe that! 👍👌.




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15 May 2022 12:18:27
Fully agree John. Keeping Morelos is key. So long as we secure a good fee for Kent and Aribo and Gio is given what ever it takes to bring in his first choices I will be happy. I just hope we can sign two quality centre backs assuming Goldson goes.




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15 May 2022 12:14:30
This summer will show us how good our DoF actually is. We have a number of players at the end of their contract that will need to be replaced by better players with Davis being a prime example. We also need to see players like Aribo, Kent and Morelos either signing an extension or sold for top dollar then replaced with better players. I have my doubts that Wilson has the ability to do this!




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15 May 2022 12:10:53
If we don't sign a new goalkeeper for next season and McGregor goes then I would rather have McCrorie than McLaughlin. I'm not a fan of McLaughlin. He doesn't come close to the quality of McGregor.




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12 May 2022 16:55:15
The reason that goals let in cause criticism is because during his time with us McGregor has been one of our best all time goalkeepers, right up there along with Andy Goram, Chris Woods and Stefan Kloss. We will miss him when he is gone unless we can replace him with another top quality keeper.




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12 May 2022 16:50:32
At £5m there is better available John. I fear that he will deteriorate if he stays at Aberdeen and I struggle to see anyone spending that sort of money on him. I see his contract does not expire until the summer of 2024. He might be an option next summer if we are still looking for a Midfield Player when Aberdeen will need to sell or risk losing him for free the following January.





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19 May 2022 20:02:50
Fully agree, I would target to build the team round Bassey, Lundstram, Morelos and Aribo. We can replace others, some with better players. We don't need to be spending large sums of money on every player signed; there are a significant number of good quality Bosmans available if Gio wants them and Wilson has the ability to secure them.




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19 May 2022 19:58:33
If we are to move Jack on then we need to know that we can replace him with someone better. Since I doubt that Wilson can do this I would definitely keep him. When fit he is one of our best players.




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19 May 2022 19:56:43
With the correct acquisitions then there has to be some of our young lads that can step up. King, McCann and Lowry all look quality and better than a number of those that have been signed over the past couple of Seasons. There are also a number of decent quality players that as far as I know are available on Bosmans, (not top drawer but decent quality players) - players like Vydra of Burnley who has been linked before, Ayew of Crystal Palace, Jack Stephens of Southampton and of course Sam Johnstone.
There are players in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, (all Markets that have served us well in the past) . Niklas Stark of Hertha Berlin, Riechedly Bazoer of Vitesse, Thomas Strakosha of Lazio, Andre Onana of Ajax, all available as far as I am aware, come the end of June 2022.




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19 May 2022 17:32:11
DK, I am not disputing that Mclaughlin is a decent keeper but he is not, in my opinion, in the same class as McGregor or in keepers that I would rank with similar respect to McGregor, namely Goram, Woods, Klos and even Charbonier.

A top quality side needs a strong spine. That for me means having the best goalkeeper, the best Centre backs and the best striker in the league. Morelos fits the bill for striker and must be given a new contract, we need to replace Goldson with a better centre back and I would like to see us sign the West Brom goalkeeper as an example of the quality needed.




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19 May 2022 17:22:18
A significant rebuild is required and any failure on the part of the Board to ensure that whatever funds are required to ensure this will simply cause us to go backwards.
Gio needs to be allowed to bring in his own players and he also needs to be supported in retaining players like Bassey, Lundstram, Morelos and Aribo.
Those are the players that we should be building our team around.
There should be no talk about new contracts for Davis, that will not take us forward. We also need to sell those players such as Itten that simply will never do a quality job for Rangers., and no more loan signings where the players are simply not fit!